International norms and standards reflect the interests of Switzerland
Norms and standards are a prerequisite for the application and implementation of digital methods across different sectors. Switzerland as a centre of knowledge with highly-qualified specialists from theory and practice should bring its knowledge and interests to international work on standardisation to a greater degree. In Switzerland norms and standards are compiled not sovereignly but under the “militia” system. This system comes up against its limits of performance with internationalisation. In the short term, existing structures must be strengthened and supported. In the longer term, sustainable structures must be found which are up to the challenges of internationalisation in the sphere of regulation and standardisation.